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Forum topic by bldrstan posted 04-23-2013 07:20 AM 3049 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2013 07:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: faux mortise and tenon question

I saw a post on here about Faux Mortise and Tenon joints using 2×6 lumber by a guy named Les Casteel. He said email for details. Since I am new I cannot send a message yet (5 posts required). Does anyone out there know how he does it or have pictures of it.


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#1 posted 04-23-2013 11:09 PM

I think a joint is either mortise and tenon, or it is not. Same would apply to ‘faux dovetail joint’. IMHO.

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 11:16 PM

I’m pretty sure faux M&T joints exist, redsled, since that’s what’s on my coffee table that purchased from a furniture store. The faux part is the fake through-tenon piece.

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 11:29 PM

Yeah, I would guess we are talking about the through tenons. They may be “faux” in the sense they are just small pieces glued into a shallow mortise. Easy to get a better look, in terms of fit/finish.

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 11:54 PM

Usually it’s a fake tusk tenon (no wedge). You can screw the
false part in through the bottom of a stopped mortise before
you put the real tenon in it. I’d guess dowels are common
as well, in which can you could drill a couple of countersunk
holes where they don’t interfere with the dowel holes.

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